High school students to compete in neuroscience contest

More than 50 high school students will test their knowledge of neuroscience in the eighth annual University of Waterloo Brain Bee contest this weekend. The Department of Kinesiology at Waterloo hosts the event, which allows students in grades 9 to 12 to test their knowledge about neuroscience. Students will compete for prizes by answering multiple-choice questions using clicker technology. The first-place winner will take home $400 and will qualify for the National Canadian Institutes of Health Research Brain Bee. This is the second year that the event will also feature a brain exhibit and laboratory demonstrations following the competition. Graduate students from kinesiology will showcase several brain specimens, including two full brains and a portion of a brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease. They will perform two other lab demos, including…

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